Hangleton Manor

Before the vandals moved in

By Pete Allan

 
Photo:Hangleton Manor in 1965 before the vandals moved in

Hangleton Manor in 1965 before the vandals moved in

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

The place was deserted

As a kid I lived in Hangleton in the early 1960s and remember Hangleton Manor very well. Friends and I used to sneak in and walk round the place. The manor was deserted; derelict in the kitchen area but still fully furnished everywhere else. Over time the place was vandalised but in 1964 when I first snuck in, I think at aged about seven years old, most of the place was clean and tidy - as though it had only just closed.

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A very deep well

The kitchen however, was derelict, and papers and ledgers were strewn all over the floor. They dated back to 1920 as I recall. In the kitchen area was a well and as kids we threw stones in. It was uncovered and we could have fallen in - and it was very deep. There was a pig farm out the back, where the houses are now. It obviously fell into disuse for a period in the early 60s before it was revived as a pub.

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